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Somehow I Have Dozens (Hundreds?) of Teams; What Can I Do?

Somehow I Have Dozens (Hundreds?) of Teams; What Can I Do?

July 26, 2021 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Nate Chamberlain

If Microsoft Teams was deployed to users without any governance or policies configured, your users have likely already found the convenient “Join or create a team” link and are creating sometimes business-related and sometimes fun or social teams. In this post, we’re going to cover a number of important topics you should work through with your team: 

Finding inactive teams

Deleting or archiving (soft-deleting) teams 

• Renaming teams 

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What is the IT Skills Gap?

What is the IT Skills Gap?

June 18, 2021 in Reskilling, Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Companies are feeling the burn of a post-pandemic labor shortage across the country. While this is good news for workers, it’s not so great for employers looking to bolster their staff. Specifically, it’s not great for companies seeking qualified IT talentWe already know there’s an IT talent shortage, but now the question is: how can we bridge the IT skills gap to foster a sound and productive IT workforce in our post-pandemic society? 

 

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What is Professional Development and Why is it Important for IT?

What is Professional Development and Why is it Important for IT?

June 2, 2021 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Have you heard? The IT industry is in need of some serious tech talentWhile there are plenty of IT jobs to choose fromit’s important to outperform the competition by keeping your personal and professional skills sharp heading into interviews. We’re talking about Pro Dev, or Professional Developmentwhich encompasses not only your technical skills but also your “soft skills” (AKA the interpersonal attributes you need to succeed in the workplace).

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5 Tech Roles Sorely Lacking Talent in 2021

5 Tech Roles Sorely Lacking Talent in 2021

March 31, 2021 in Centriq News / by Elizabeth Granada

COVID has changed the professional working world forever. In the case of IT, however, that might just be a positive thing. According to IT staffing agency Motion Recruitment, the market lost 180,000 total jobs in December 2020 – but gained 20,000 IT jobs. Why has the IT job market exploded, and what are the most in-demand tech roles in 2021?

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Why hiring women in technology is even more important in a post-COVID world

Why hiring women in technology is even more important in a post-COVID world

March 8, 2021 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Jenna Beckett

The 2021 celebration of International Women’s day is one that will likely be the most somber in recent history. We are going into March 8th with the harsh reality of the effects COVID-19 has had on the work force and how those effects disproportionately impact women. Smithsonian Magazine reports that between August and September of 2020, 865,000 women left the workforce completely. This exodus can largely be attributed to the increased domestic burden placed on women when schools around the country moved to a virtual learning model. When compared to the 216,000 men who left the workforce in the same period, the differences are disheartening to say the least.

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Centriq Trainers of the Year—2020

Centriq Trainers of the Year—2020

January 28, 2021 in Centriq News / by Centriq Training

Centriq Training instructors aren’t just pros, they’re Champions of the classroom. Our instructors take the time to make sure each student not only understands the content being delivered but also helps create a fun and welcoming environment no matter the skill level of those in class. Though all our instructors are great at what they do, every year we recognize those who go above and beyond in and out of the classroom. Congratulations to our Trainer Champions for 2020!

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Meet the Instructor: Mickie Brewer

Meet the Instructor: Mickie Brewer

January 14, 2021 in Centriq News / by Centriq Training

Meet Mickie Brewer, one of Centriq’s Microsoft 365 Training Specialists. Mickie came to Centriq in 2018 with experience as a consultant, specializing in Microsoft 365. Mickie uses her expertise as a trainer and end-user to prepare organizations of all sizes for successful Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams adoption. When Mickie isn’t in the classroom, you can find her hittin’ the road trips in her Jeep!

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